Water and wastewater utilities are responsible for the care of both horizontal and vertical assets. Many organizations find themselves using one type of computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) to manage their mains, valves, hydrants, and manholes—and another system to manage their plants and facilities.

While this may seem like a complete solution, it often leads to competing resource demands to maintain and support multiple software solutions as well as difficulties consolidating information for reporting and analytics.

Our partners at Black & Veatch recently worked with the City of Mesa Water Resources Department on a project to expand Cityworks and ArcGIS to include both their horizontal and vertical water assets in order to support a new asset management policy.

New clients often ask us with some incredulity, “GIS inside a facility or plant? Can that really work?” The answer is yes.

Learn how the City of Mesa, Arizona, developed a GIS data model for their new Signal Butte Water Treatment Plant [Source: Water Finance and Management].


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